5 Things I Learned During NanoWriMo

5 Things I Learned During NanoWriMo

Over the past few years, I’ve attempted to join thousands of writers from all over the world in National Novel Writing Month - a challenge to write 50,000 words during November. Yes, completing a book in 30 days is as wild as it sounds, but NanoWriMo is a fun, crazy and exciting time. You lose sleep, stock up on extra coffee and put your social life on hiatus as you race against the clock to meet your goal.

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Why You Should Stay in Your Own Lane as a creative

Why You Should Stay in Your Own Lane as a creative

It’s tempting to hop on the bandwagon and follow the latest trends as we wait patiently - and not so patiently - to land our big break or an opportunity that gets us to the next level.Writing books or creating scripts based on what’s hot right now, or building an online business modeled after someone else’s formula seems more appealing than sticking to your own strategy, especially when you’re barely gaining traction and others keep passing you by. 

 
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How to Control Your Creative ADD: Simple Solutions to Improve your focus

How to Control Your Creative ADD: Simple Solutions to Improve your focus

I showed up to the library with my laptop, writing pad and pen in hand, ready and determined to tackle the challenge ahead. Within minutes, other excited and ambitious writers filled the room, some published and others just beginning their writing career. 

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5 ways to make time for your creative work

5 ways to make time for your creative work

Is your schedule, job or other responsibilities making it impossible to write or work on a creative project?

Life gets busy. Daily schedules become hectic. Time gets away from us. On some days, you just can’t drop everything and dedicate two hours to write or work on a creative project. Many of us balance full-time jobs with a side hustle. Others juggle home responsibilities and family life while pursuing their creative passion and chasing after their dream.

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3 reasons your gift gives you an edge in your industry

3 reasons your gift gives you an edge in your industry

WHAT DO YOU REFUSE TO DO LIKE SOMEONE ELSE? 

If you’ve ever listened to any of Billie Holiday’s music (All of Me, Lady sings the Blues, Strange Fruit), you’ll notice that her voice is unique. Distinctive. Whenever a song of hers comes on the radio, I know it’s Lady Day right away. I don’t have to ask “wait, who sings this song”  or figure out the artist behind the voice. 

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